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Yard Sale Fundraiser for National American MissHi everyone! :)

Thank you SO much to all of my current sponsors and those looking to become a sponsor, I’m so amazed with the support I’ve received!

Our garage sale last Saturday went really well despite some rain near the end! We reached our goal and still have items left over- we’re hoping to hold another one in a couple of months when the weather will be nice again. :)

I’m ALSO extremely excited to be going to LA this weekend!!! I’ll be dress shopping with my coach (fingers Yard Sale Fundraiser for National American Misscrossed we find the perfect dress!) and on Saturday I will be attending an open house for the College of Agriculture at Cal Poly POMONA. I’m hoping to hear back from the admissions office soon after that, but either way, it will be a great trip.

The pageant is getting closer, time to start practicing! :) Thank you everyone! I’ll update you this weekend about the trip to LA!

:) Alia

It’s time for another yard sale!

We are having a yard sale this Saturday! If you are near Sonoma County, CA stop by and see us. We have collected all kinds of things from friends and family who are supporting me in going to the state pageant! Here are some pictures from last year, and the ad we have going right now. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
(The pictures are from last year – we have new things this time!)

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Craigslist Ad:
Your local National American Miss California Teen contestant, Alia Salomon, is hosting a garage sale at 8am (no early birds) on Saturday February 28 ONLY. Starts at 8am – NO early birds please.

– Toys, fun and educational
– Wii Games for Kids
– Disney DVDs
– Large felt boards for teaching
– China Set for 4 (Blue Danube)
– Women’s and Men’s clothing (XL)
– Teen girl clothing (size S/M)
– Boy clothing (size 8-10)
– Childrens books
– Costume Jewelry
– Handbags
– Womens Shoes (Size 8-9)
– Business/entrepreneur books
– Household items
– Halloween Costumes
– Seasonal decor
– Bake sale
– Baseball Cards
– Football Cards
– Yard lights
– Computer Printer
– Compression tester
– Motor oil
– Vaccuum tester
– More!

The proceeds benefit Alia who is a California State Finalist in the National American Miss pageant to be held in July in Southern California. Alia is your reigning State Ambassador hopes to represent California in the National competition in 2015. Your purchase helps a young girl learn leadership skills and achieve her dream. Find out more about the NAMISS program at www.namiss.com

Come to the 800 block of Santa Dorotea Circle in Rohnert Park, CA on Saturday February 28th at 8am!
THANKS! :)

Big News!

@ depositphotos/willeecoleHi everyone! :) We just found out that the National American Miss 2015 California pageant is going to be held in Southern California this year, because there is no longer a separate pageant for Northern California. That means we will be having to travel! I recently found out that I placed 7th out of 100 girls at last year’s pageant, and I know that with practice and dedication, I’ll place even higher this year and possibly place in the top 5 for the whole STATE this time! I’m so excited and I am already preparing for it. The pageant is going to be AMAZING! :)

But in addition to being in Southern California, the prices and fees have also increased. If you or anyone you know is able to sponsor me for the National American Miss 2015 pageant, it would help me to be able to compete because we were not expecting these aditional costs.

Sponsorship options are listed on my website above, and we have also set up a Go Fund Me site for additional help as well as a garage sale at a later date. Anything you can do will make a huge difference. I wouldn’t be able to compete without the help of businesses, friends, and family. Thank you for making my dream of becoming the next Miss California Teen come true. :)

Pictures from NAMISS 2014 California North

I am excited that I was invited to compete again in 2015 and just found out that according to my final scores, I was actually in 7th place overall for 2014 in addition to being crowned State Ambassador! I was reviewing last year’s pictures and realized that I had never put them on my website. Click below to see the photo album from the 2014 National American Miss California (North) Pageant! I can’t wait to compete again!

 

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I had so much fun at NAMISS!

What a weekend! It was so exciting and fun!  I placed in the Top 20 out of 105 contestants in the Teen division and am now a California State Ambassador with crown, sash and official Ambassador trophy!

I also placed as 1st runner up for Best Thank You Letter, 2nd runner up for Actress, and 4th runner up for Spokesmodel Speech! I also earned the Portfolio Award and Spirit of America Award! 

Thank you again for all my NAMISS sponsors who have been supporting me all along the way! For my first pageant ever I am really happy!

Because of making top 5 in the optional competitions, I have been invited to compete in the National All-American Miss pageant at Disneyland in the Fall, and will be making my decision soon! In the mean time I am proud to be a State Ambassador!

Here is a playlist with videos of my performances. If you click on the top left you can choose which one to watch. I would love to know what you think!

What I’ve Been Up To

As of today, there are only 17 days left until Pageant Weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! That’s a little over two weeks to perfect my speeches, routines, and walks…and it’s been busy! Luckily school is out in 3 days then I can give the pageant my full attention once again.

Last month I was sponsored to be a part of the California State Science Fair, which means a paid-for trip to LA! It was a great experience. I got 6th place in my division of Zoology, and I was also able to find a dress for a reasonable price while I was in the area.

In addition, this week is the dreaded finals week, rumored to be the worst week out of the entire high school experience. My free time has been spent gathering parts of my various outfits, and I have found that outlets are a great place to look for dresses, suits, and accessories without spending too much money.

I also had a garage sale a few weekends ago, and ended up raising a lot of money with the support of family and friends donating items for us to sell. I was so happy to be able to donate $100 to the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter with the money raised. (Thanks everyone!) I just finished getting all of my outfits for pageant weekend, and now all that’s left to do is practice, practice, practice!

I’m so excited to be able to spend more time on the pageant every day now that school is coming to an end. Practice makes perfect, and it makes a HUGE difference when public speaking, or preparing for any category of the competition.

I can’t wait to make new friends and watch all of the preparation come together. :)

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